Our earth is surrounded by a layer of atmosphere. The atmosphere acts like a blanket to the earth that comprises of several gases. A large number of gases are present in this layer of the atmosphere.
Gases in atmosphere
The gases present in the atmosphere are oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium, argon, water vapor, carbon monoxide, methane, ethane, sulfur dioxide and many more.
Household gases are the gases that we come across daily and are utilised in day to day life.
Following are the examples of household gases:
i) Oxygen, which is used by all the living organisms.
ii) Nitrogen, as the 80% of the atmosphere is made up of that.
iii) Carbon dioxide
iv) Methane, byproduct of mammalian metabolism.